Events – 2019

2019 Programme

Observing the Night Sky

In 2019 we will be concentrating upon Observing the Night Sky. Each evening, Pete will tell us about the fascinating features visible in the sky for the time of year.

He will offer help and advice on where to find the objects and how best to see them. Afterwards, we will be able to do some observing outside, if the skies are clear enough.

Do you have any queries?  then please contact us

 

 

Stars In Your Skies - Sword of the Hunter

Saturday 9th February 8.00pm. Refreshments from 7:30pm

Price: £10 Includes Soup & Roll or equivalent refreshments

Sword of the Hunter - Orion

Booking Essential: Online at National Trust Carding Mill Valley

Pete's first evening is with Orion the Hunter, a constellation easily recognised by the three stars in his belt, and his sword hanging from it.  The Orion Nebula is a birthplace of stars and it decorates the sword of Orion. His bow and arrow point towards other features and constellations too.  You can see so much with the naked eye and a lot more with binoculars. Telescopes do take some practice. Pete will help us.

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FROM GALACTIC TO INTERGALACTIC

Saturday October 26th, 2019 8.00pm Refreshments from 7:30pm

Price: £10 Includes Soup & Roll or equivalent refreshments

FROM GALACTIC TO INTERGALACTIC

Booking Essential: Online at National Trust Carding Mill Valley

Fuzzy objects visible to the naked eye were called Nebulae, some Nebulae became Galaxies. You can see so much with the naked eye and a lot more with binoculars. Telescopes do take some practice. Pete will help us.

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Rise of the Sisters

Saturday November 23rd, 2019 8.00pm Refreshments from 7:30pm

Price: £10 Includes Soup & Roll or equivalent refreshments

The Rise of the Sisters

Booking Essential: Online at National Trust Carding Mill Valley

The Seven Sisters, or the Pleiades star cluster, are accompanied by their half-sisters, the Hyades. These jewels in the night sky are just some of the objects that Pete will show us how to find and see in our Dark Skies.

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About our Presenter, Pete Williamson FRAS

We are pleased to have Broadcaster and Astronomer Pete Williamson leading our programme again this year.

Pete is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, BBC Radio Shropshire's  Eye On The Sky, Manager at Astro Radio, and the Solarsphere festival.

Check out Pete's web site: 

Observing Opportunities

Each of our events includes Observing with support of enthusiasts from Shropshire Astronomical Society, weather permitting of course.

Stars In Your Skies provide astronomical events for novices and enthusiasts.